Faith and church calendar


Hymn sing: Everyone is invited to an informal gathering to sing favorite hymns 6:30-7:30 p.m. today in social hall of Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2521 Lombard Ave., Everett. Refreshments will be served. 425-252-7038. Or email:, or

Blessing of Animals: planned for noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday in parking lot of Lynnwood’s Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW. The blessing is done in the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi, who devoted himself to the poor and to animals. Creatures may be on leashes, in cages or carriers, or in photographs. Children may bring stuffed animals. There will be pet treats and a chance to “ask a vet” about pet health. Parents must accompany children.

Fall ministry kickoff: Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood starts fall ministry prgrams with songwriter and children’s poet Eric Ode at the 9 a.m. service Sunday.

A performance by Ode will follow at 10:30 a.m., and a hot dog and corn dog lunch at 11:30 a.m. Adult education begins at 9 a.m. Sunday with “Prayer Styles,” followed by a discussion at 10:30 a.m. based on the book “Life Together” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

The church’s “Footprints” children’s ministry starts at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 23; children must have turned 3 by Aug. 1. To register: Church is at 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.

Back to Church Sunday: Everett’s Destination Christian Church invites the public to its 11 a.m. service Sunday as part of National Back to Church Sunday, an effort to invite “unchurched” people to worship. The nondenominational church is at 3201 Smith Ave., Room 210, Everett. Information: or 425-791-4572, and

Sprezzatura Trio: The Seattle trio, a violinist, cellist and pianist, will perform Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn, and Schubert at 6 p.m. Sunday in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Admission free; offering will be taken. 425-252-3757.

Blood drive: The Knights of Columbus, Camano-Stanwood Council No. 8476, will host a Puget Sound Blood Center blood drive 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday in Parish Hall of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 26900 78th Ave. NW, Stanwood.

Intercultural Festival: St. Thomas More Parish in Lynnwood will host its annual Intercultural Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22. Free event celebrates diversity with foods of many cultures, a display of costumes and artifacts from other countries, folk dancing, children’s activities and a multilingual Mass at 5 p.m. There will also be a raffle with prizes from $250 to $750. Church is at 6511 176th St. SW, Lynnwood. Information: 425-743-2929 or

“Introduction to Teresa of Avila:” is the topic of a Day of Recollection presentation by the Rev. James Zakowicz 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 22 at Carmelite Institute of Spirituality, 27008 78th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Suggested donation $15-$20. Bring a sack lunch; coffee and tea provided. Information: 360-629-4032.

Walk for the Poor, Monroe: St. Vincent de Paul, St. Mary of the Valley Monroe Conference, is sponsoring a Walk for the Poor along Centennial Trail starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 22. Walkers meet at 9 a.m. at Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave., Snohomish.

Walk for the Poor, Arlington: Arlington’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will hold a Walk for the Poor starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 29 (registration at 9:45 a.m.). Walk begins at Haller Park, 1100 West Ave., Arlington, and goes to the Arlington Food Bank at Arlington Airport. Proceeds will benefit people in Arlington area. Information: or call 360-435-4660.

Free dental health day: Gold Creek Community Church will hold a free dental health day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29. Cleanings, X-rays, fillings and other care offered. One service per person, first-come, first served. Open to all needing treatment and lacking dental insurance. Church is at 4326 148th St. SE, Mill Creek.

Fall Craft Fair: Catholic Daughters of the Americas St. Rita Court No. 957 will host a fall craft fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29-30 at St. Mary Magdalen Parish Hall, 8717 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett. Information: 360-668-2545 or email

English Language Learner teachers: Two teachers needed for a class starting Oct. 10 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 2617 Cedar St., Everett. Class will meet from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday evenings through the school year. Call Juanita at 425-355-6005 if interested.

“Our Whole Lives:” is a program on relationships and sexuality develped by the Unitarian Universalist Association and United Church of Christ. The OWL class, for seventh- through ninth-grade students, will meet 10:30 a.m.-noon Sundays October through May at Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1607 Fourth St., Marysville. All youth in those grades welcome. Class requires parent to attend orientation Sept. 30; class beings Oct. 7. Information: contact Pam Gerke, 360-659-6621 or

Church at Everett Mall: New Beginnings Church will begin worship at its new location at the Music Hall near Macy’s in Everett Mall at 10 a.m. Oct. 7. The church has been on Oakes Avenue in downtown Everett since the 1990s. Information: 425-252-6244 or

Single Mom Car Care Clinic: Clearview Foursquare Church will have mechanics on site offering free car advice and small repairs to single mothers from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Services include oil and filter changes, safety inspections, tire checks and car washes, along with kids’ activities and for mother’s manicures and other services. Register by Oct. 10. Church is at 17210 Highway 9 SE, Snohomish. To register: 360-668-6033 or email:

Community breakfast: Cedarhome Seventh-day Adventist Church hosts a community breakfast 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 in its Fellowship Hall at 28505 68th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Church requests that guests rsvp by calling 360-435-2345.

jewish high holy days

Everett’s Temple Beth Or: Services for High Holy Days. Rabbi Jessica Kessler Marshall will lead services, with cantorial soloist Celia Cohen at Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur services. Tickets needed to ensure seating. Information: 425-259-7125. Temple Beth Or is at 3215 Lombard Ave, Everett. Service schedule:

Erev Rosh HaShanah Service: 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening service, Oneg to follow.

Rosh HaShanah Services, Monday: 10 a.m. service; 12:30 p.m. vegetarian-dairy lunch (registration required); 2 p.m. children’s service; 3:15 p.m. Tashlich Service at Everett public boat launch, 10th Street and West Marine View Drive.

Shabbat Shuvah morning service: 10 a.m. Sept. 22, Oneg to follow.

Cemetery Memorial Service: 3 p.m. Sept. 23, service led by Sheryl Shapiro, at GAR Cemetery, 8610 Riverview Road, Snohomish.

Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidrei) service: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

Yom Kippur services, Sept. 26: 10 a.m. morning service; 12:30 p.m. text study; 3 p.m. children’s service; 4-6:30 p.m. afternoon service, Yizkor and conclusion; 6:30 p.m. Break-the-Fast Meal at Temple Beth Or (registration required).

Sukkot Shabbat Service and Community Dinner: 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 5.

Simchat Torah Service: 11 a.m. Oct. 7. Morning service.

Chabad of Snohomish County: will hold High Holiday Services at its center, 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. These services are scheduled:

Rosh Hashana: evening services 7 p.m. Sunday; morning services 10 a.m. Monday; Blowing of the Shofar, with community Kiddush following service, 11:30 a.m. Monday. Morning services 10 a.m. Tuesday; Blowing of the Shofar 11:30 a.m. Tuesday; holiday ends 8:01 p.m. Tuesday.

Yom Kippur: fast begins 6:42 p.m. Sept. 25; Kol Nidrei Services 6:45 p.m. Sept. 25. Morning services 10 a.m. Sept. 26; Yizkor Memorial Service 11:15 a.m. Sept. 26; Mincha &Ne’ilah 5:45 p.m. Sept. 26; fast ends and shofar blowing 7:44 p.m. Sept. 26; light break-fast following Ne’ilah 7:44 p.m. Sept. 26.

No membership fees at Chabad of Snohomish County. To reserve a seat for holiday services: email or 425-640-2811. Information, www.Jewish


Men’s group: A men’s group meets at Everett’s Unity Center for Positive Living from 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Meetings in the basement of the church, 3231 Colby Ave.

Christ-based recovery group: Harbor Light Church, 132 112th St. SW in Everett, hosts a recovery group at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Meetings open to all who need healing from hurts and habits. 425-353-2837 or 206-427-5123.


Sanctuary Ministries: provides gently used clothes 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday in its Care Center at 15533 75th St. NE, between Lake Stevens and Granite Falls. 360-386-9871.

Meals in Everett: Gold Creek Community Church hosts a free hot meal and provides sack lunches 5-6 p.m. the first, third and fifth Sunday of every month in the parking lot of Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Clothes available some days.

Salt of the Earth Soup Kitchen: noon Tuesdays at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Free sack lunches or hot meals served to the homeless, low-income seniors and families, and kids on the street. Volunteers needed to help cook, set up, serve and clean up. Contact Sandra, 425-355-1042.

The Open Table: Marysville United Methodist Church hosts a free community lunch 1-2:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month. Church is at 5600 64th St. NE, Marysville. To volunteer or donate, call 360-659-8521.

Annie’s Community Kitchen: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Avenue W., Edmonds. All are invited for food and fellowship.

Dinner at the Bell: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Everett First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 425-259-7139.

Dinner Bell Outreach: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 425-252-7224.

Sanctuary Care Ministries: Free clothing: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Sanctuary Ministries Church, 15533 75th St. NE, Lake Stevens. 360-386-9871.

Community dinner at Zion Lutheran Church: 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays at 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. Information: 425-252-1429 or

Community dinner at Northlake Christian Church: 6 p.m. second Thursday of each month at 19029 North Road, Bothell. 425-672-8044.

First Nazarene Church of Everett lunch: noon every Monday at 2502 Lombard Ave., Everett.

Faith Lutheran Church free community lunch: Noon-1 p.m., social hour 1-2 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month, Faith Lutheran, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. 425-353-4758.

Everett First Baptist Church Friday meal outreach: 5:15 p.m. Fridays at Everett First Baptist, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett.

The Table free community dinner: 6 p.m. Thursdays, Mountain View Church, 9015 44th Drive NE, Marysville. Children welcome. 360-659-0445.

Loaves and Fishes free community supper: 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays at Sultan Community United Methodist Church, 212 Birch St., Sultan.

Salvation Army of Everett fellowship meals: 5:15 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. Recovery meetings, 6 p.m. Mondays. 2525 Rucker Ave., Everett. 425-259-8129.

Snohomish community kitchen at St. John’s: 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. 913 Second Ave. 360-568-4622.

Valley Clothing: Open 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of every month, 17146 Beaton Road SE, Monroe. 360-794-7749. Clothing donations accepted during open hours or by arrangement. Email

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